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2011 DiFX Workshop Agenda

In the mornings we will provide a light breakfast, so if you desire something more hearty than a few pastries and fruit, please come fed. Each day lunch will be provided, and we plan to have coffee, tea, and snacks at the breaks.

Day 1: (Monday - December 5th)

  • 0900 Welcome, meeting logistics, around-the-room introductions - Roger Cappallo
  • 0915 DiFX overview - Adam Deller
  • 1015 User site reports
    • MPIfR - Helge Rottmann
  • 1045 Coffee break
  • 1100 User site reports (continued)
    • LBA - Chris Phillips
    • VLBA - Walter Brisken
    • US Naval Observatory - Dave Boboltz
    • Haystack Observatory - Roger Cappallo
  • 1200 Lunch
  • 1300 DiFX-enabled Science
    • mm VLBI, ALMA phasing, and the EHT - Shep Doeleman
    • Fast transients - Adam Deller
  • 1430 Using DiFX on oversampled ASKAP data - Chris Phillips
  • 1500 Tea
  • 1530 New systems related to difx
    • VLBI2010 - Arthur Niell
    • Mark 6 - Alan Whitney
  • 1630 Amplitude calibration based on antenna beam models - Walter Brisken
  • 1700 Adjourn
  • 1800 Conference dinner at the Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton

Day 2: (Tuesday - December 6th)

  • 0900 Technical Developments
    • Calibration with pulse cal tones - John Morganpdf
    • Calc - David Gordon
    • Delay models and imaging - Walter Brisken
    • Multi-field Correlation - Adam Deller
  • 1030 Coffee break
  • 1100 Technical developments (continued)
    • difxdb: difx database infrastructure - Helge Rottmann
    • Wideband VLBI - Geoff Crew
    • USNO's DiFX GUI - John Spitzak
  • 1200 Lunch
  • 1300 Data format discussions
    • VDIF support - Adam Deller
    • Multi-bit data - Chris Phillips
  • 1400 Fabric discussions
    • Infiniband - Kevin Dudevoir
    • 10 gigabit Ethernet - ???
  • 1500 Tea
  • 1530 Cluster performance & fine tuning - open discussion
  • 1545 HOPS developments - Roger Cappallo
  • 1615 Trac bug tracking system; review of existing bugs
  • 1630 Review and revision of last year's todo list
  • 1700 Adjourn
  • No scheduled dinner plans

Day 3: (Wednesday - December 7th)

  • 0900 DiFX 2.0.2 release; version numbering - Walter Brisken
  • 0920 Demonstration of Martin Ettl's automatic code check service - Walter Brisken
  • 0940 Discussion of configuration mgmt. and self-test techniques
  • 1000 Hack-a-thon
  • 1030 Coffee break
  • 1100 Hack-a-thon continues
  • 1200 Lunch
  • 1300 RFI mitigation for VLBI, phased arrays, and focal plane arrays - Jan Wagner
  • 1330 Hack-a-thon continues
  • 1500 Tea
  • 1530 Hack-a-thon continues
  • 1700 Adjourn
  • 1800 Everyone is cordially invited over to Roger's house in Groton, for drinks and dinner

Day 4: (Thursday - December 8th)

  • 0900 Doc-a-thon
  • 1030 Coffee break
  • 1100 Doc-a-thon continues
  • 1200 Lunch
  • 1300 Doc-a-thon or Hack-a-thon, as needed
  • 1500 Tea
  • 1530 resume
  • 1700 Adjourn
  • No scheduled dinner plans

Day 5: (Friday - December 9th)

  • 0900 Hack-a-thon
  • 1030 Coffee break
  • 1100 resume
  • 1200 Lunch
  • 1300 resume
  • 1500 Tea
  • 1530 resume
  • 1630 Discussion of next meeting venue, date, and content
  • 1700 End of meeting
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